Bindu Yoga Studio
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1. You Need To Be Flexible: The only thing that really needs to be flexible is your mind. No one starts out flexible. Performing yoga postures on a daily basis will eventually increase your overall flexibility, but it will also help to expand your mind. Your job is to be open to possibilities, and develop faith in yourself. In truth, our minds are the biggest obstacles for achieving any of life’s goals.
2. It’s Only For Women: Here in the West, yoga has attracted a largely female audience. In India, the birthplace of yoga, it has mainly been a practice exclusive to men. It’s only in the last century that women have been allowed to do yoga in India. However, more western men are incorporating yoga into their daily fitness regimens, and many professional sports teams employ yoga coaches to keep their athletes strong in both body and mind.
3. Yoga Is Only For Certain Types Of People: There really is no “yoga type” of person. Yoga is practiced by a huge variety of personality types, from introverts to extroverts; by men and women from working professionals to at-home parents. The yoga studio draws people from all walks of life, personal styles, career paths, and reasons for practicing. You’ll always fit right in on your own yoga mat!
4. Yoga Is Not A Good Physical Workout: Yoga can be a demanding physical workout or a relaxing meditation, and often times is a little of both. There are many styles and levels of yoga. With more practice the body becomes more flexible, and muscle endurance is increased. Breathing (pranayama) techniques also greatly improve aerobic capacity by helping to strengthen the diaphragm and expand lung tissue, resulting in overall enhanced athletic stamina. Just try it.
5. Yoga Is Too Difficult For Older People: Yoga is a wonderful way for older people to exercise, especially if they are struggling with chronic disease or have mobility issues. Poses can even be performed on a chair, for those older people who are unable to work from a mat.
6. Yoga Is A Religion/Cult: The physical practice of yoga is part of the ancient Eight-Limbed Practice, which includes things like meditation and pranayama (breathwork), and moral principles (like not harming and not stealing). If you follow this “right path” it is said that it will lead to absolute bliss or Samadhi. Although this sounds like some of the basic tenets of more than a few religions, yoga is whatever you need it to be: A workout or a blueprint for mindful living…but not a religion. If you ask, most gurus will tell you that “love” is their religion.